"Nordic Conference in Development Economics", Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden

Nordic Conference on Development Economics 2012 - Gothenburg, 18‒19 June 2012

Call for papers

The conference is organized by the Department of Economics in collaboration with Gothenburg Centre of Globalization and Development at University of Gothenburg on behalf of the Nordic Network in Development Economics. The network includes senior and junior researchers as well as PhD candidates working in the Nordic countries. Researchers and PhD candidates working in other countries are invited as well.

Keynote speakers at the conference:

Professor Chris Adam, University of Oxford:
“Transport Costs and Structural Transformation: A model of Tanzania”

Professor James A. Robinson, Harvard University:
“Why Nations Fail”

The conference is open for submissions within any sub-field of development economics. PhD students are encouraged to submit papers and to participate in the conference. This will be an excellent opportunity for economists working on development issues to share their ongoing research with a wide range of colleagues from all Nordic countries as well as participants from other countries. Conference participants are expected to finance travel and accommodation by their own means or by support from their home universities. Two lunches and one dinner will be paid for by the conference organizer. There is no conference fee.

The conference will take place at the School of Business, Economics and Law (Handelshögskolan), Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg. The conference is expected to last for two full days, from Monday morning until Tuesday afternoon.

Deadline for submission of paper: May 15.
Expected decision on submission: May 25.
Registration (participants with and without paper): June 5 at the latest.